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Misassignments and Structure Revisions
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Publications analyzed in detail

June 22nd, 2018   Five publications involved:

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  • A "well-hidden" structure revision: Hydantoins versus Diazepinediones
  • A very questionable style of error-handling of an error which might happen to everybody
  • Compare the excellent error-handling in the case of aglalactone as summarized in the row below
June 16th, 2018   J.Nat.Prod.,61,1482(1998)


  • The error shown in the first structure proposal is trivial to detect and can be avoided
  • The correction is clearly marked as a structure revision
  • Errors might happen - the style of error-handling is excellent

    • The Title: "Corrected Structure of Aglalactone Isolated from Aglaia elaeagnoidea"
    • The Summary: "The structure of aglalactone [...] was revised on the basis of 2D NMR data [...]"
June 14th, 2018   Can.J.Chem.,77,146(1999)
   Compound 8   
  • The signal at 53,27ppm given for the quaternary carbon of the tBu-group of the tert-butyldimethylsilyl protecting group is wrong.
  • The expectation range is somewhere between 18 and 19 ppm.
  • A more detailed look into the experimental part shows that the workup was done using a CH2Cl2 - petroleum ether mixture.
  • The signal of 53,27ppm can be explained by a trace of CH2Cl2 contained in the final product
June 12th, 2018   Chem.Pharm.Bull.,62,937(2014)
  Erratum available (Published 01-July-2018)
  • Kiusianin A has a minor assignment error
  • Kiusianin B seems to be correct
  • Kiusianin C has to be revised - proposal given
  • Kiusianin D has to be revised - proposal given

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Page written by: Wolfgang Robien
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